Rapid at-home test instructions vary according to the manufacturer, but most testing kits include a collection swab, dropper bottle, and a test card. To ensure test accuracy, carefully read the instructions and closely follow the manufacturer’s directions when collecting the sample, performing the test, and timing the test result. 

For instructional videos on how to complete a rapid at-home test by manufacturer, visit the CDC’s webpage on self-testing videos.

Updated November 17, 2022